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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Hope for the Future

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. When I was diagnosed in 2013, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer rate was 5%. When I first saw that statistic, I assumed it had to be wrong. How could ANY cancer have a survival rate of just 5%? Sadly, that was, in fact, the case for many… Read more »

Rick Carone: Inspiration for Our New Fellowship Grant

Project Purple mourns the loss of Rick Carone, a man who was an important part of our ‘family’ and an inspiration to us all. Rick, who courageously battled pancreatic cancer for four years, passed away from his illness on June 29th, 2017. Rick had a profound impact on all who knew him. Thanks to the incredible generosity… Read more »

How to Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer

Project Purple is asking you to ‘Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer’! The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has slowly inched its way up to 9%. It is thrilling to make progress in the battle against this deadly disease, but we know we need to do much more to save lives. We are… Read more »

Jordan Winter: Doctor, Scientist & Project Purple Runner

Dr. Jordan Winter is always ready to face a challenge in life. Whether he is talking about his career or his upcoming marathon, he trusts his instincts and is unafraid of taking calculated risks. He knows when it comes to pancreatic cancer, the potential benefit to science and his patients is worth leaving no stone… Read more »

Ron Shapiro Runs NYC Half For His Family

  “I feel shocked and confused,” Ron Shapiro, a software engineer for Google, says of his family’s experience with pancreatic cancer. Two members of his family have been diagnosed with the disease in recent years. As Ron prepares to run the New York City Half-Marathon with the Project Purple team, he reflects upon what motivates… Read more »